Speculation will begin soon on what positions in the Cuomo Administration two soon to be former NNY lawmakers will get.
Obvious chatter is already out there about Senator Darrel Aubertine as Agriculture Secretary. It is a tradition to take care of electeds who performed well for the party but took it on the chin in an election. Mr. Aubertine would seem a good fit for the job.
The other mystery appointment would be Assemblywoman Diedre Scozzafava, who had backed Mr. Cuomo and other Democrats in a clear break with the GOP of which she is registered.
Ms. Scozzafava is clearly owed consideration for her withdrawal from the 2009 Congressional race which allowed Bill Owens to win. She endorsed Mr. Owens again this year.